Monthly Archives: May 2018

Analysis of institutional reform of the African Union

Via CGNT Africa

A program of institutional reform of the continental organization was launched in Addis Ababa during the 28th Summit of African Heads of State and Government under the leadership of the presidents of Rwanda, Paul Kagame of Guinea, Alpha Condé , and Chad, Idris Deby, whose objective is to provide the AU with technical, human, material and, above all, financial capabilities to provide more assertive responses to security and development challenges on the continent. See the analysis of Talk Africa CGTN Africa TV network of this reform process.

 

Morocco cuts ties with Iran

Via CGTN Africa

Citing Tehran’s support to separatists in Western Sahara, Morocco announced on Tuesday to sever ties with Iran, only a few years after normalizing their diplomatic relationship. In a statement to the press, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said his country will expel the Iranian ambassador to Morocco and close its embassy in Tehran over Iran’s backing of Western Sahara’s separatist movement the Polisario Front. The Moroccan foreign minister said his country has “strong evidence” of Iran’s involvement through its Lebanese ally Hezbollah in supporting the Polisario Front militarily and through training of its members to undermine Morocco’s security and stability. Bourita said he officially presented the evidence to his Iranian counterpart earlier in Tehran, which included documentation of arms delivery to the rebel group.
 
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